Kyle Richards got into a surprisingly heated argument with her now enstranged husband Mauricio over her rebellious tattoos including the matching one she got with singer Morgan Wade.
The two once loved up couple, Kyle 54 and Mauricio, 53, had a conversation regarding Mauricio’s tight schedule but this harmless convo soon morphed into a dispute.
Kyle at home was put off while overhearing Mauricio on the phone with his assistant Jane making travel plans. This made Mauricio cut his call short to talk to Kyle about their calendars.
Kyle said she couldn't go with him to Portugal for a trip Mauricio was taking during their 15-year-old daughter Portia's spring break.
'Mau and I have had a challenging year together. You know, he has been working nonstop. I've been working. When you have to schedule a meeting to go over your schedule, you know it's a problem,' Kyle said in a confessional.
The conversation soon shifted to Kyle’s stunning look. Mauricio told Kyle that she looked 'amazing' and noted that she'd been 'working out like a beast', was eating well and stopped drinking.
'Like, you're changing your life,' Mauricio said as clips showed Kyle undergoing grueling workouts. Kyle commented in a confessional on her workout sessions.
'When you go through painful times in your life, it changes you as a person. My sister, feeling let down by my friends, feeling disconnected from my husband, you know, you have to find an outlet. I feel good about it. And I hope, I hope Mau does, too, because here I am,' Kyle said.
This led to Mauricio noticing an ankle tattoo on Kyle causing him to playfully ask, 'How many tattoos do you have right now?'
'Five,' Kyle answered.
She then showed Mauricio her five tattoos on her wrist, forearm, ankle, heel and ribcage.
'I only knew of three,' Mauricio said.
'Well, maybe you should be looking at my body closer,' Kyle told him.
'This is clearly a big symptom of not spending time together. Years ago, he would have noticed a freckle on my body, and now he doesn't know that I have two more tattoos,' Kyle said in a confessional.
Speaking about the number of tattoos on her body, Mauricio told Kyle that he thought five tattoos was enough.
'Hmm, I don't know. I think I'm gonna get another one,' Kyle informed him.
'Lovebean, that's enough. Five tattoos is a lot,' Mauricio said.
'If I want to, I will,' Kyle said.
'I will not allow that,' Mauricio said.
'You don’t have a choice,” Kyle said. ‘I’m at a point in my life, I don’t have to explain anything to anybody anymore, including you. I went from doing everything my mom told me to do to being a mom myself and having to be a good example to my girls. And I just realized that you can do all that, and things can still go to s***. I don't know if it’s what happened with my sister or what, but I just don’t feel like I have to answer to anybody.”
Mauricio didn't let the matter drop but instead told Kyle that she didn't have to become a 'rebellios person'.
'Listen, I am very f***ing clear right now. I'm not rebelling. I'm just really clear,' Kyle restorted.
This conversation had Kyle admitting in a confessional that she was irritated in her marriage.
Wade who Kyle got a matching tattoo with, first became friends after connecting on social media. Richards wrote on Instagram in February 2022: I stalked @morganwademusic on IG after listening to her music while driving solo from Utah to Colorado while making #housewivesofthenorthpole & today we met up in person for the 1st time. The most unlikely of friendships some may think but kinship knows no boundaries ????.
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Since then, the pair have spent a lot of time together, from doing their work out rountines together, going on planned vacations, to even featuring in music videos together.
After their friendship came to public eye, many started spawning relationship rumors, the pair poked fun at the gossip in Wade's music video for her single Fall in Love with Me in August 2023.
In the video, Kyle played Wade’s love interest. However, Wade told the People, that they both did that to poke at those carrying the rumors. Give them something to talk about.